48 Ways to Use Up Leftover Cranberries

Do you have any leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving or Christmas? Raw cranberries are usually too tart to eat by themselves. But when you add them to other fruits, vegetables, and yogurt, you can easily help balance out the tartness without adding a bunch of sugar. So before you toss them in the trash, try these amazing cranberry recipes.

Some of these recipes may contain ingredients that aren’t healthy, but with a few modifications, you can easily make these recipes to suit your needs.

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Spiced Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail 

Crockpot Cranberry Cinnamon Citrus Tea

Iced Cranberry Mint Tea

Fermented Cranberry Soda

Cranberry Spice Kombucha

Homemade Fresh Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Orange Cider

Cranberry Cheesecake Martini

Cranberry Apple Sangria

Cranberry Moscow Mules

48 Ways to Use Up Leftover Cranberries

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Chocolate Cranberry Smoothie

Super Energy Cranberry Smoothie

Green Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie

Cranberry Strawberry Green Smoothie

Cranberry Pineapple Smoothie

Clean Eating Cranberry Banana Smoothie

Cranberry Kale Smoothie

Sweet-n-Tart Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry Raspberry Smoothie

Cran-Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie

Cranberry Creamsicle Smoothie

Walnut Cranberry Apple Smoothie

Cranberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Blueberry-Cranberry Smoothies

3 Cranberry Smoothie Bowls

Cranberry Orange Smoothie Bowl

Creamy Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

4 Salads and Side Dishes with Cranberries

Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

Apple Cranberry and Walnut Salad

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Stuffing

48 Ways to Use Up Leftover Cranberries

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Grab-n-Go Sweet Potato, Cranberry, and Quinoa Power Bowl

Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries

Cranberry Basalmic Roasted Chicken

Cranberry Orange Breakfast Parfait

Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats

No Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

6 Cranberry Muffin and Dessert Recipes

Glazed Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Salad (cool whip based)

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Smoothie Quinoa Pudding

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Raw cranberries are tart if you eat them by themselves. When you add them with other ingredients, you can easily tame the tartness without adding a ton of extra sugar or calories. While some of these holiday recipes may not use ingredients, you can easily substitute ingredients to make your recipes healthier.

Cranberries are known to help relieve symptoms of urinary tract infections and can help flush the kidneys. Plus, they are low in calories. A half of cup of cranberries will only set you back around 25 calories. They also contain anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. So don’t hesitate to use up your leftover cranberries or even buy more so that you can make these cranberry recipes.

48 Ways to Use Up Leftover Cranberries

Do you enjoy eating raw cranberries? Which of these cranberry recipes are you interested in trying first?